Thursday, August 30, 2007
THIS OLD CHURCH HAD ITS START IN DOWNTOWN TRENTON AND MOVED TO PENNINGTON ROAD ACROSS FROM THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY. THEY HAVE A VERY LIVELY MINISTRY. MY BROTHER BUD AND SISTER IN LAW FLORENCE ARE AMONG THE OLDER MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION. THIS OLD ARTICLE FROM 1888 SHEDS SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION ON THE CHURCH AS IT WAS IN THE 19TH CENTURY.
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Sadly we report the passing of Eileen (Peoples) Julian, wife of our HHS56 classmate Art Julian. Condolences may be sent to the Julian family, c/o Sharon and Peter Dunham, 12 Milburne Lane, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
M. Eileen Peoples Julian
M. Eileen Peoples Julian HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - M. Eileen Peoples Julian, 68, died Saturday at Compassionate Care Center in Trenton. Born in Trenton, she lived in Hamilton Township most of her life. She recently returned from Largo, FL where she lived for the past eight years. She was an administrative assistant working for both the State of New Jersey and Lacy Communications in Mercerville. Mrs. Julian was a graduate of Cathedral High School Class of 1957. She was a member of the Our Lady Sorrows PTA, the Hamilton Township Republican Organization and enjoyed various crafts. Daughter of the late Frank and Mary Glendon Peoples, mother of the late Michele Julian, she is survived by her husband of 48 years, Arthur J. Julian; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Laura M. and Howard Black of Chesterfield, Sharon A. and Peter Dunham of Robbinsville, Mary Kay and Andrew Cary of Bordentown and Wanda Rutledge of Hamilton Township; eight grandchildren, Carleen and Lyndsay Snyder, Aaron Black, Sara Jane and Gregory Dunham, Katherine, Sally and Andrew (Doozer) Cary; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joanne Peoples of Atlanta, GA; three brothers-in-law, Thomas, John and Paul Julian; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton Township. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home Donations in her memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 601 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08629.
Friday, August 24, 2007
GARY INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING VERY INTERESTING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT FOR THIS VERY HISTORIC SITE. GARY WRITES:
This is the Mill pond on Church Street between Groveville and Yardville and is also the unofficial border between the two. The dam is still there, but failed in the early 1940's. The pond was originally created to provide power, through a raceway, to power a Grist Mill and a Saw Mill owned by R.C. Huchinson.
Portions of the raceway, along with the supports for the Water Wheel axle are still visible next to the entrance to Hamilton Township Department of Water Pollution Control Facility on Church Street.
The pond dam was located on Church Street and extended under Yardville-Crosswicks Rd. (So. Broad St.) to the beginning of the pond at Springdale Park (CYO Camp) on Yardville-Allentown Road, across from Yardville School.
During the winter The children from Groveville that attended Yardville School, would walk to the dam, put on their skates and skate to the end of the lake and then cross over Yardville-Allentown Road to school. I am sure many were late.
Before the Crosswicks Sand & Gravel Co. (now Yardville Supply) removed the sand from what is now Eagle Rock Apts. there was a very high hill that extended from the banks of the pond to the top behind the Groveville School, with a steep trail know as "The Indian Trail". During the winter only the bravest of boys would sled down this trail and right out on the pond. I understand that many a Flexible Flyer was lost on this trail.
During his time as Mayor of Hamilton Twp., Groveville resident Ray Dwier attempted to secure funds through the Green Acres Program to restore the pond and dam.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
THANKS TO KATHY BUCEK FOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
WWII 1942 photo of hamilton fire dept, second row all the way to last man on right is Fred Cope, Sr who was my step-grandfather. cope family was an integral part of this fire dept for many many years. Fred Cope Jr, his brothers Richard Cope and Jim Cope were members 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, my mom Carol Arnold Cope was President of the Ladies Auxilary and my step-grandmother Marion Cope and Step-Aunt Shirley Cope were also members of the ladies auxiliary. The rubber company was were Goodall Rubber used to be I believewwII 1942 photo of hamilton fire dept, second row all the way to last man on right is Fred Cope, Sr who was my step-grandfather. cope family was an integral part of this fire dept for many many years. Fred Cope Jr, his brothers Richard Cope and Jim Cope were members 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, my mom Carol Arnold Cope was President of the Ladies Auxilary and my step-grandmother Marion Cope and Step-Aunt Shirley Cope were also members of the ladies auxiliary. The rubber company was were Goodall Rubber used to be, I believe.
I'm forwarding this message from HHS56 classmate Sally (Breese) Ashmen to keep all interested up-to-date on the progress of Lea Terry's wife, Ginny. If you're not interested please simply delete.
In a message dated 8/22/2007 9:27:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Hi Jack... Just an update on Lea's wife... She finally got home from the extended stay for rehab at Care One in Ewing on this last Saturday. On Monday morning she fell in their bedroom and broke her hip. They were able to put a pin in at R.W.J. Hamilton and today she was transferred back to Care One for rehab. again. I hope to get out to see her by the end of the week.
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FROM RON BOUND:
Ron Bound HHS '56
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I'm informed that this lady was a teacher of some of our class mates when they toiled away in the fourth or fifth grade at Mercerville School. I was given this"heads up" by one of her favorite students, our HHS56 class mate "Davey" Bryan.
From Dave Bryan, HHS '56:
Evelyn Elizabeth Burd
Evelyn Elizabeth Burd HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP - Evelyn Elizabeth Burd died Thursday at the University Medical Center, Princeton. Born in Dutch Neck in 1920, she had been a resident of Hopewell Township for over 55 years. She was an active member of the Pennington United Methodist Church. Evelyn was a graduate of Princeton High School and Trenton State College. She taught in local schools for 28 years. She loved teaching, music, the outdoors, working in her flower gardens and caring for her pets. Daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth E. Blackwell and sister of the late Arthur Blackwell, she is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Henry P. Burd. She is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 S. Main St., with the Rev. Myungim Kim, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Harbourton Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Memorial Fund of the Pennington United Methodist Church.